The first “locally acquired” case of Dengue Fever has been reported in Miami-Dade County, health officials said Thursday.
The patient, who has since recovered, was diagnosed based on symptoms and confirmed by laboratory tests.
Dengue Fever is a viral disease transmitted by a type of mosquito common to the southeastern United States and the tropics. It is not spread from person to person.
Health officials will discuss details later Thursday.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.